Here's my list:
Garmin Forerunner 610 as a wedding gift last year. I love it. My method of tracking my runs used to be gmap-pedometer for my route and a regular digital watch for time. I had a heart rate monitor, but the battery died on it years ago and I never bothered to replace it. Now I have all those things in one stylish, yet bulky-on-my-puny-wrist watch. The swipe screen is great, no little buttons to fiddle with. It even reads my swipes through sweaty fingers. The feature I've been enjoying the most lately is the HR monitor. I'm really trying to slow things down on my long runs. Not an easy task for a former CrossFitter. I'm no speedy Gonzales, but I'm comfortably uncomfortable running with my HR in a high zone for a long time. Just when I think I'm running at a decently slow pace, I check the Garmin and Doh! I'm way out of the right zone. It also allows me to upload my workouts to their Garmin Connect website. I use Training Peaks for tracking my runs and it will also upload to their site. Very handy. Seeing all my runs laid out on my computer screen lets me track improvements and modify my training program accordingly. No paper necessary to record my times, just bring the watch within 20ft of my computer and it uploads automatically. No fuss, no muss.
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Ultimate Direction's FastDraw Plus. Pictured is my 20oz version. I've had this thing for 4+ years and it ~never~ leaks. Ever. My love for it is renewed on every run. It's the Kicker Valve on the bottle that I love the most, but the whole bottle is great. The zipper pocket on the sleeve stores my key, dog poop bags, and a couple bucks. I think I've even squeezed my Blackberry in there on occasion. The cinch strap on the holder keeps it securely attached to my hand so no matter how sweaty I get, I can loosely hold the bottle. Awesome. I hope they never stop making them. They also come in a larger version, 26oz with the same kicker valve. We have two of each. I love that size for longer runs and my husband uses one in the gym. The sleeve comes off the 20oz bottle and fits on the 26oz bottle.
So that's my list. I'm also supposed to tag 5 people to do answer the same in their blogs, but since I have no visible followers yet (its only been 4 days!) I'll just put it out there to my first 5 followers.
What are your 5 favourite things right now?
Anyone else tried any of these things?